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"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give."
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Phenomena that happen outside of us don’t cause happiness. They might be correlated with happiness but it’s not a cause-and-effect relationship.
The most important part is what happens in our brain between the external event (a good cup of coffee) and our state of happiness.
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Happiness is more like a place you occupy than an object you obtain. Some days you’ll be there and some days you wont, but the more time you spend thinking about being happy, the less l...
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The true secret to lasting happiness is progress.
As long as you are moving forward on your path to a higher state of being, you can feel good about yourself and your journey along the...
What you feed your mind is what you become. So give your mind the most nutritious content possible.
Read biographies of great people who have achieved amazing things and endured massive challenges. This will help you put your own life into perspective and gain insight.
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Play fetch with Fido or sneak in a few cuddles with your kitten.
Interacting with your pets can release oxytocin in the brain ― you know, the “warm and fuzzy” hormone ― resulting...
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First thing in the morning:
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... for yourself every day.
Remind yourself on a daily basis to treat yourself with loving kindness. It motivates you to take better care of yo...
We often criticize ourselves in our own heads and that damages our confidence.
Refrain from talking to yourself in negative terms. Know that you're good enough.
Most of us have been getting angry at ourselves for trying so hard to be perfect and then we beat ourselves up when we fail.
Accept that you're stuck inside your own imperfect skin.
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Smiling is one sure way to make your co-workers like you. Therefore, be sure to always have a smile on your face when welcoming people in your office or just greeting them in the corridor. I...
Whenever a colleague asks for your support or provides you with a solution to an issue, make sure you acknowledge his or her action with a simple ‘got it’ or ‘received’. The lack of reaction from your side might lead to your co-worker thinking that their help or need does not matter.
Showing consideration toward coworkers by acknowledging their communications promptly is a form of civility, which is important to workplace culture. And, as management researchers have documented, experiencing incivility can lead workers to be less productive and loyal to the company.
When listening to a colleague, try to focus entirely on his or her story rather than reflecting on your own position or experiences. Asking questions and actually taking into consideration their answers is a sure way to understand their story and prove helpful when providing advice.
Active listening enables employers themselves to lead more effectively, as it avoids frustration on the staff’s side.
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Academically speaking, happiness cannot be measured. It is really a mix of health, emotions, the way you evaluate your life, and the extent to which you live out your values....
Happiness can be thought of as a retirement portfolio. You want it balanced with short and long term investments.
Those in pursuit of purpose miss that there is value in the sum of positive emotions we experience every day. If you're only goal-oriented, you forgo today's joy for a perceived better future. But, chasing tomorrow might not give you the happiness you desire.
You can do several things to enjoy your life day-to-day. Positive psychology techniques of gratitude is generally a short-term solution.
More importantly is to optimize your environment so you're more likely to be happy long term.
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Joy is more consistent and is cultivated internally. It comes when you make peace with who you are, why you are and how you are, whereas happiness tends to be externally triggered and is ...
It's important to be able to tap into your heart rather than your head, your intuition rather than your thinking mind. Quietening the chatter in your mind and creating space within allows you to better see what brings you joy.
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